Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Remember the old ad campaign for that soft drink that told kids in order to be cool, they shouldn't pay attention to commercials, but they should simply obey their thirst and drink what they want - namely THEIR product? Which of course made it no longer cool because if everyone was doing it, then where does that leave you.

con·form·i·ty ( P ) Pronunciation Key (kn-fôrm-t)
n. pl. con·form·i·ties

Action or behavior in correspondence with socially accepted standards, conventions, rules, or laws: conformity to university regulations.

I am somewhat of a non conformist. When people are getting their hair cut short - I go long. When people order Lattes, I order coffee. When everyone is wearing UGG boots, I go back to 1980's Tony Lama cowboy boots. Why anyone wears UGG boots in Southern California is beyond me anyway. Ladies, if you are over the age of 11, UGG boots with a mini skirt is just wrong.

When I first started this blog, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. At first, I thought I would write in a character that was neither female, nor male - a drag queen perhaps. I used a picture of one of my eyes as my identi-photo. Of course the blog quickly became a format to vent, as me, the various observations of wackiness I see from day to day; the senior citizen couple on Crescent Heights Boulevard that walk their white duck on a leash; a man throwing his toupee out the window of his car on Wilshire Boulevard; a guy inexplicably wearing a dunce cap whilst sitting on the "bank" of the "L.A. River." Stuff like that.

Now it seems that oodles of goofy bloggers are using one of their eyes to identify their bloggy selves. So, in the spirit of revealing a bit more of myself - how very un-anonymous (don't worry, I'm still keeping "Millicent" as my nom de plume)of me, and the fact that a picture of my eye is soooo 2005, I've updated things a bit. Hope you don't mind.

Oh, and while I sit and think of something to say - though early June Gloom has settled over Los Angeles, which clouds the thinking, I share a couple links to things that just make me laugh out loud. Enjoy.

Insincere Civility

Barbra By Halstead (my dear friend, the genius)

Salad Fingers


Blogger Catharine said...

Hey, I know that woman!!

Now everyone knows what you look like....


09 May, 2006 11:05  
Blogger R said...

Ugg boots with ANYTHING is just wrong. Wrong Wrong Wrong. Ugg boots are a prime example of why we should never allow anyone but gay men to design our footwear.
Conformity is for suckers.
Love the pic gorgeous. Can we expect a mili calendar? With fab millisms! I'd like two please!
I don't any other blogger with a calendar. Or with ism's for that matter.

09 May, 2006 12:42  
Blogger frstlymil said...

Catharine and Rhonda - well, I figured both you lovely ladies weren't afraid to show yourselves - I learn from you. As far as a calendar - I'm thinking that should be Dead Guy. That makes sense. Dead Guy in a thong, Dead Guy in a compromising pose with Dick Cheney (who kidnapped him and forced the thong thing - becase Dead Guy would never do that), Dead Guy drunk and dancing on a table in the Oval Office while Bush puts dollar bills in his knickers (again, against Dead Guy's will - but isn't Dead Guy the everyman we identify with?). . . c'mon who's with me?!?!?!?

09 May, 2006 13:16  
Blogger R said...

Um milli darling? Your looking at Donkey porn again aren't you?
I happen to have a crush on Dead Guy. I just can't have him taking it up the ass from a Republican. Just because the rest of us are.....

09 May, 2006 14:35  
Blogger Catharine said...

Thank you, Rhonda. I had this UGG discussion with my daughter (while we were sitting outside the judge's office awaiting her hearing on truancy charges, but that's neither here nor there) -- UGG boots need to be outlawed. Now. Regardless of your age.

09 May, 2006 15:04  
Blogger frstlymil said...

I love the Dead Guy - we all have a big crush on him - I just can't think of a better calendar that I'd like to buy than one with him. He's sort of our hero, taking on the Man - like I said, our Everyman. And he would be artistic and funny.

09 May, 2006 17:02  
Blogger R said...

I agree. If nothing else Dead Guy...can we get a t-shirt?? Maybe a t-shirt of Dead Guy wearing Ugg boots. THAT would be funny. At Sundance. lol

10 May, 2006 08:47  
Blogger Seamus said...

The face of Milli! Well, we got past the eye and you are right, there are a lot of eyes out there!

15 May, 2006 11:43  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

I agree with you about trendiness and conformity. I have one of those ubiquitous Impeach Bush banners at the top of my blog, since it needs to be said as often as possible. But other than that, I try to stay off of bandwagons as much as possible.

16 May, 2006 19:07  
Blogger Laura said...

"Barbra" barking made me spit my coffee. And those fingernails - oy vey!

31 May, 2006 07:07  
Blogger Laura said...

Oh, I wanted to add....Here is Minnesota we wear Ugg boots...in the winter, to keep our feet warm. They are NOT stylish. But they ARE warm. We laugh at Californians who wear them.

31 May, 2006 07:08  

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